If you and your partner are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant during your period of residence in Cayman, particularly as an expatriate worker or the spouse of one, you will find this section very helpful. Here we describe in detail what is involved in having a baby on-Island. We outline the costs of having a baby, the medical aspect of the process, finding a nanny, how to entertain, clothe and sort out your newborn's documentation.
One of the most important things to consider and plan for are the legal requirements for registering your child with the Cayman Islands Government. We will explain how to go about it, how to get a passport (essential especially if the child is born during hurricane season), the law surrounding maternity leave, and finally how to go about getting your newborn named as a dependent on your work permit. If your child is not added as a named dependant to your work permit you will not be allowed to keep your child on the Island with you.
Anyone who has ever had a baby in Cayman will tell you it is a lovely place to be pregnant and prenatal medical care is excellent. Maternity care is administered by two of Cayman’s three state-of-the-art hospitals, and the care they provide is second to none. Cayman’s OB/GYNs and midwives are all highly qualified and experienced, giving couples peace of mind when it comes to the welfare of expectant mums.
Costs of Having a Baby in Cayman
An overview of the costs of giving birth in the Cayman Islands. Even with insurance plans, new parents should expect to pay out of pocket expenses in Cayman.
Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
The Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in the Cayman Islands offer great quality care and expertise.
IVF treatment is only available at one medical centre in the Cayman Islands.
Learn about the laws when it comes to your maternity leave in the Cayman Islands.
There is a limited selection of maternity clothes to buy in the Cayman Islands with two shops to choose from.
The moment after having a baby can definitely be overwhelming… and that’s before you’ve even left the hospital! This section is dedicated to easing your way into motherhood on Cayman. Here we recommend good doctors and dentists for your new arrival, point out some great baby and toddler playgroups, along with advising on the best stores for baby food and baby clothes for your newborn.
Registering Birth in Cayman
Everyone born in the Cayman Islands must be registered with the Cayman Islands Government.
Paediatricians offer a range of services to those from birth to young adult.
Immunisations for Children
Guide to immunisaitons for children in the Cayman Islands with guidelines for schools and recommended vaccination schedule from The Heath Services Authority.
Postnatal Care & Lactation Consultants
Your guide to getting support with breast feeding and postpartum care in the Cayman Islands with list of nurses, lactation consultants and volunteer groups.
Baby & Toddler Clothes
List of shops in the Cayman Islands that sell baby and toddler clothing.
Baby & Toddler Activities
Find the numerous weekly playgroups and kids activities for babies and toddlers in the Cayman Islands.
Newborn & Pregnancy Photography
Guide to photographers specialising in newborn and pregnancy photography in the Cayman Islands.
Obtaining a passport for your child is probably the last thing on your mind after giving birth, but on a small island, you never know what kind of emergency can arise needing you (and the family) to suddenly leave the island.